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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-25-2017, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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Music Volume with headset

I have a 2016 Ultra and recently purchased a headset for my half helmet. At 80 mph with a little wind and volume cranked full, I can barely hear some songs. Using a flash drive. My friend has a 2013 and an ipod and music is good at 4 or 5 bars. I run with the speed volume set at 4.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-11-2018, 05:51 PM
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Using my headset lowers all the different volumes - music, prompts, etc. Also, “speed volume” does not work.
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I've found that using a program to normalize all usb song volumes keeps me from changing the volume all the time from song to song. I use MP3Gain, I've also raised the overall volume of all the songs by increasing the gain to where the program shows some slight clipping, not enough to notice. Now I don't run the volume all the way up on the bike.


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I don’t play music from a USB drive but I’ve also noticed that playing music from my phone requires a higher volume setting.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2018, 03:31 PM
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I have the same problems as the OP. I don't know why some songs on my iphone and ipod are recorded at a different (lower) volume than others, but in a normal environment, such as the gym, it doesn't make that much difference, but on my bike at 70 it's a different matter. The noise (interference) is a factor of and your bike producing turbulence and exhaust noise and how much noise your helmet lets through. If you have a Harley-branded Sena 20s, there is an app you can download on your phone which can help with the volume of your music. Otherwise, just turn the volume all the way up on your phone and control the volume coming from your headset to vary with the sound level of your tunes. That's not scientific, just my experience. Wish I could offer more.
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